Paccar, the parent corp of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, issued a recall of thousands of semis for a clutch defect that could increase the risk of a crash.
Approximately 25,343 trucks, model year 2018-2019 are part of the clutch defect recall.
The following models are part of the recall:
- Peterbilt 337
- Peterbilt 348
- Peterbilt 365
- Peterbilt 367
- Peterbilt 389
- Peterbilt 567
- Peterbilt 579
- Peterbilt 587
- Kenworth C500
- Kenworth T270
- Kenworth T370
- Kenworth T440
- Kenworth T660
- Kenworth T680
- Kenworth T800
- Kenworth T880
- Kenworth W900
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the issue is with certain clutches manufactured between April 1, 2017 and June 5, 2018. Specifically, the clutches can fail due to a manufacturing irregularity, and clutches affected may not release.
The NHTSA documents say that this defect could result in the increased risk of crash or injury.
Paccar will notify truck owners and dealerships of the recall and repairs will be made free of charge.
Truck owners with questions about the recall may call Paccar customer service at 918-259-3258 and reference recall numbers 18PBE and 18KWH.
Last month, Paccar recalled approximately 6,857 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors for an issue with the seat belt assemblies.
Questions? Contact NHH Services
NHH Services’ Safety Team is ready to assist with driver education and training to ensure the company’s fleet is safe on the road and compliant with the latest laws, as well as up-to-date with road closures and construction. Contact us if you have any specific questions.